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Beauty Retailing - Italy - January 2010

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Table of contents

  1. Market in Brief

    • The future
      • Market size and performance
        • The competitive landscape
        • Report Scope

            • Beauty retailing
              • Beauty specialists
                • Product markets
                  • Abbreviations
                    • Technical notes
                      • Financial definitions
                        • Currencies
                          • Country codes
                            • Figure 1: Country codes
                          • VAT
                            • Figure 2: Europe: Standard VAT rates, 2009
                        • Broader Market Environment

                          • Key points
                            • Low population growth
                              • Figure 3: Italy: Population trends, 2004-08
                            • But ageing …
                              • Figure 4: Italy: Population projections, by age group, 2008-18
                            • Economy – from lacklustre to recession
                                • Figure 5: Italy: Gross domestic product, 1998-2008
                              • Consumers lack confidence too
                                  • Figure 6: Italy: Household consumer expenditure, 1998-2008
                                • Unemployment
                                  • Inflation has eased
                                    • Figure 7: Italy: Consumer prices, 2004-09
                                • Competitive Context

                                  • Key points
                                    • Health and beauty market
                                      • Definitions
                                        • Personal care a medium growth area
                                          • Figure 8: Italy: Consumer spending on selected categories of goods, 2004-08
                                          • Figure 9: Italy: Consumer spending, growth by major categories, 2004-08
                                        • Product market breakdown
                                          • Perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries
                                            • Figure 10: Italy: Sales of cosmetics, fragrances and toiletries, by category, 2004-08
                                            • Figure 11: Italy: Relative spending importance of categories vs Western Europe, 2008
                                          • Channels of distribution
                                            • Figure 12: Italy: Beauty and toiletries market, estimated channels of distribution, 2008
                                          • Health and beauty specialists
                                            • Grocery retailers
                                              • Department stores and other mixed goods retailers
                                                • Non-store
                                                    • Figure 13: Italy: Specialist beauty members of the direct selling association, 2009/10
                                                • Sector Size and Forecast

                                                  • Key points
                                                    • Economic and consumer outlook
                                                      • Retail forecasts
                                                        • Contraction of the retail sector
                                                            • Figure 14: Italy: Retail sales, 2004-14
                                                          • Enterprise numbers
                                                            • Figure 15: Italy: Retail enterprises, by sector, 2004-07
                                                        • Retail Competitor Analysis

                                                          • Key points
                                                            • Leading specialists
                                                              • Acqua & Sapone leads
                                                                • Limoni the leading perfumery
                                                                  • Douglas still expanding despite falling productivity
                                                                    • Sephora
                                                                      • Schlecker
                                                                        • Bottega Verde a growing multichannel operator
                                                                          • La Gardenia
                                                                            • Figure 16: Italy: Leading beauty specialists, 2009/10
                                                                          • Market shares
                                                                            • Figure 17: Italy: Leading beauty specialists’ estimated market shares, 2008
                                                                        • A.S. Watson (Europe)

                                                                            • Strategic evaluation
                                                                              • Group
                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                  • Figure 18: A.S. Watson: European health and beauty chains, 2009
                                                                                • Financial performance
                                                                                    • Figure 19: A.S. Watson Europe: Year-on-year sales and profit growth, 2004-08
                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                    • Figure 20: A.S. Watson Europe: Store numbers, 2004-08
                                                                                  • UK operations
                                                                                    • Figure 21: A.S. Watson UK: Sales as share of UK health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                      • Figure 22: A.S. Watson UK: Financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                      • Figure 23: A.S. Watson UK: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                      • Continental Europe operations
                                                                                        • Benelux
                                                                                          • Financial performance
                                                                                            • Figure 24: A.S. Watson: Estimated sales by fascia in Belgium and the Netherlands, 2008
                                                                                          • Store portfolio
                                                                                            • Figure 25: A.S. Watson: Health and Beauty Stores in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, 2004-08
                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                            • e-commerce
                                                                                              • Marionnaud
                                                                                                • Figure 26: A.S. Watson: Marionnaud sales as share of health & beauty specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                  • Figure 27: A.S. Watson: Marionnaud: Sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                • Store portfolio
                                                                                                  • Figure 28: A.S. Watson: Marionnaud’s outlets, 2004-08
                                                                                                  • Figure 29: A.S. Watson: Marionnaud’s store portfolio by country, 2004-08
                                                                                                • Eastern Europe
                                                                                                  • Financial and outlet data
                                                                                                    • Figure 30: A.S. Watson: Eastern European operations, 2004-08
                                                                                                • Douglas

                                                                                                    • Figure 31: Douglas perfumery (Germany): Share of German health and beauty specialists’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                    • Figure 32: Douglas perfumery division: Share of European health and beauty specialists’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                  • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                    • Recent history
                                                                                                      • Financial performance
                                                                                                          • Figure 33: Douglas Holding: Group financial performance, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                          • Figure 34: Douglas perfumery division: Financial performance, 2004/05-2008/09
                                                                                                        • Store portfolio
                                                                                                            • Figure 35: Douglas perfumery division: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                                                                            • Figure 36: Douglas perfumery division: Average sales per outlet, by country, 2008/09
                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                            • Market positioning
                                                                                                              • Brands and own brand
                                                                                                                • Product offer
                                                                                                                  • Pricing
                                                                                                                    • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                      • Limoni

                                                                                                                          • Figure 37: Limoni Italy: Estimated sales as share of health and beauty specialists’ sales in Italy, 2004-08
                                                                                                                        • Background
                                                                                                                          • Financial performance
                                                                                                                            • Figure 38: Limoni: Group sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                          • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                            • Figure 39: Limoni Italy: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                          • Retail offering
                                                                                                                            • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                              • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                              • Schlecker

                                                                                                                                  • Figure 40: Schlecker: Estimated share of German health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                  • Figure 41: Schlecker: Share of European health and beauty specialists’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                  • Recent history
                                                                                                                                    • Financial data
                                                                                                                                        • Figure 42: Schlecker: Estimated sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                      • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 43: Schlecker: Estimated outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                        • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                          • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                            • Brands
                                                                                                                                              • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                  • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                    • Advertising
                                                                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                        • Ihr Platz
                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 44: Ihr Platz: Share of all German health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                        • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                          • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                            • Financial data
                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 45: Ihr Platz: Sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                              • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 46: Ihr Platz: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                  • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                    • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                      • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                        • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                          • Operational issues
                                                                                                                                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                            • Sephora

                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 47: Sephora: Estimated sales as share of European health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                • History
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 48: Sephora: Financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 49: Sephora: Estimated outlet data, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Brands and product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Loyalty programmes
                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Body Shop

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 50: The Body Shop UK & Republic of Ireland: Estimated sales as share of UK health and beauty retailers’ sales, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 51: The Body Shop UK & Republic of Ireland: Financial performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 52: The Body Shop UK: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Advertising and marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Yves Rocher Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 53: Groupe Yves Rocher: Estimated sales as share of health & beauty specialists’ sales in Europe, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 54: Groupe Yves Rocher: Group brands, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 55: Groupe Yves Rocher: Group sales performance, 2004-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 56: Groupe Yves Rocher: Estimated European outlet data, 2004-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 57: Groupe Yves Rocher: Yves Rocher brand: Estimated outlet numbers, 2005, 2006 and 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Market positioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Product offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pricing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 58: Yves Rocher Group: Yves Rocher brand: Identified group websites, 2008

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